Historic House Hotels of the National Trust

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Hartwell Autumn tree avenue
Bodysgallen with blue sky
Middlethorpe dining room
Hartwell ariel view
Bodysgallen Library
Frosty morning at Middlethorpe
Bodysgallen Pool
Middlethorpe drawing room
Hartwell - dining room

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STAY IN AN HISTORIC HOUSE HOTEL OF THE NATIONAL TRUST.......and enjoy not only the comfort of these restored former homes to eminent persons but also the very best of British hospitality!

Bookings made directly through our hotels’ websites or by telephoning the hotel of your choice receive a ‘BEST’ rates guarantee!

Here are just some of the special WINTER breaks available – click on the hotel name to see more great offers.


Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, North Wales


Great British Break!

2nd January through to 31st March 2014 (valid Sunday to Thursday)

Bodysgallen Great British Break is available until 31st March 2014 - choose to stay at Bodysgallen Hall for two nights before the end of March, Sunday to Thursday, and receive the second night for only £20.00!  This exceptional offer includes accommodation in a double room, cooked breakfast on the first morning, full use of Bodysgallen Spa and VAT.  We kindly request that dinner is taken in the hotel on at least one evening to qualify - and you have a choice of dining in either The Dining Room in the main hall or our 1620 Bistro, located in the former coach house adjacent to the hall.

The Dining Room, our formal dining restaurant, is open Wednesday to Sunday, and a less formal special price menu is available Monday and Tuesday for both luncheon and dinner.  The 1620 Bistro is open Wednesday to Saturday offering a varied, lighter menu ideal for casual dining in contemporary surroundings.


Hartwell House & Spa, Buckinghamshire

Save up to 40% OFF our bed & breakfast rates at Hartwell House

January, February and March Room Sale

Take advantage of our January, February and March 2014 room sale with a saving of 40% off our published room and breakfast rates. Make the most of your stay by enjoying a day at the Spa, or sightseeing in Oxford, and of course taking advantage of the sales at Bicester Village. All of this for only £174.00 in a classic double room. This is based on two people sharing and includes accommodation, free wifi, full English breakfast, use of the Hartwell Spa and VAT. Subject to availability.

Booking Conditions – We respectfully remind guests that full cancellations charges will apply if any amendments or cancellations are made within 14 days prior to arrival.

Upgrades to Royal rooms, Four Poster bedrooms and Suites are available at a supplement.

Being just one hour from London, we are ideally situated close to both Waddesdon Manor, Bicester Village and Oxford.  At Bicester Village you can shop till you drop at this emporium of discounted designer stores. Bicester Village VIP shopping discount books are available on request.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE What's On at Hartwell March - September 2014

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, York

Awarded 'Hotel of the Year 2013' and 'Restaurant of the Year 2013' by Visit York 

Tailor-make your break and stay for one or more nights to enjoy the very special rate of £129 per person per night (based on two people sharing a double or twin room) to include £43 allowance per person towards dinner food in our award winning restaurant, overnight accommodation in a superior double or twin room in the courtyard, early morning tea delivered to the room, Full Yorkshire breakfast served in the dining room, use of the Middlethorpe Spa facilities, complimentary overnight parking and VAT, 
PLUS one special treat from a choice of 4:  Bottle of Champagne Rose, traditional Afternoon Tea, 30 minute Spa treatment, or a One-day Yorkshire Pass per person to discover many York attractions. 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OUR LATEST Middlethorpe Hall 'What's On' Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014 

THE THREE HISTORIC HOUSE HOTELS OF THE NATIONAL TRUST, Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales, Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire and Middlethorpe Hall in York, have all been awarded 4 AA Red Stars over a number of consecutive years.  The 4 stars recognise internationally the high standards of their accommodation, dining, health and fitness spas, housekeeping and overall management, with the additional intangible Inspectors’ Choice ‘Red’ star award, only awarded annually to hotels that particularly stand out within their star ratings, regardless of size or style of operation.

Visit us and stay to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, luncheon, dinner, or spot of pampering in the Spa.  All three hotels are also ideal venues for weddings, conferences, events and product launches.


Every guest benefits the National Trust


The History of Historic House Hotels Ltd

In September 2008 HISTORIC HOUSE HOTELS LTD and all its interests in BODYSGALLEN HALL, HARTWELL HOUSE and MIDDLETHORPE HALL, became the property of the  NATIONAL TRUST, by donation, to ensure their long-term protection and with all profits henceforward benefiting the houses and the charity.

This autumn marks four years since the three Historic House Hotels – Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales, Hartwell House in Aylesbury and Middlethorpe Hall in York, were gifted to the Trust. Each house has a fascinating history and has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by Historic House Hotels Ltd, which was set up in 1979 to rescue and transform run-down country houses. As Sarah Staniforth, Museum and Collections Director for the National Trust says, ‘the donation of these hotels is one of the most generous in the Trust’s history. The profits go into conserving these important buildings and enabling them to function as they were originally intended – as country houses full of life and people. Any surplus revenue goes towards the general funding of the Trust.’   Each building is at least 300 years old, and there are few hotels of such charm and historic interest as Hartwell House, Bodysgallen Hall and Middlethorpe Hall.

In the past, each has been home to remarkable people. At Hartwell House (leasehold until 2111 from the Ernest Cook Trust), the exiled King Louis XVIII of France lived for five years with his Queen and members of his court. Bodysgallen Hall was the home of the Mostyn family, who have featured prominently in Welsh history, and Middlethorpe Hall was once occupied by the 18th century bluestocking and diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who declared it a ‘very pretty place’.

The houses certainly provide greater comfort than that enjoyed by the previous occupants, as we have also sought to be faithful to the original atmosphere and style of each.

Guests can enjoy restorative pleasure in the superbly appointed Health and Fitness Spas, where swimming pools, gymnasia and state-of-the-art beauty treatments await. All three hotels have outstanding restaurants and serve delicious food that is mainly British, with a few light continental inspirations.

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The Historic House Hotels of the National Trust (pdf)

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